Jagannath temple - Comilla

Jagannath Temple - Comilla



Jagannath temple is probably the oldest Temple from Comilla district. It was built by the King of Tripura named 'Moharaja Rada Kishor Manikuo Bahadur' during the 16th century. This temple worships the god Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra. Statue of those gods were initially placed at the temple of Tripura, but later those were shifted here. This temple is also known as Jagannath Mandir.


Wikipedia mentioned this as Saptratna Mondir whereas the travel book writer Mustafiz Mamun has introduced this as Sotero Rotno Mondir. I am not sure which one is correct but the temple seems unique to me considering the other temples from Bangladesh.


It was the last day of our three day's tour. In fact we have traveled most of the list from our bucket at previous two days. We had only few for today and the Jagannath temple was the last place that we have visited for this expedition.


Jagannath Temple - Comilla



How to Go:

This Jagannath temple is located mainly at the Bibir Bazar of Jogonnathpur which is 5 kilometer east from the Comilla town. First come to the Chawk Bazar at Comilla town. From there you can take Battery driven auto vehicle which costs 10 Taka per person. It will be around 15 minutes of journey. GPS coordinate of the Jagannath Temple is (23°27'43.97"N, 91°12'39.24"E).


Jagannath Temple - Comilla



Jagannath Temple - Comilla
A corridor to enter inside where the stuffs of the temple use to live.



Jagannath Temple - Comilla
Not sure, statue of Gorur?



Jagannath Temple - Comilla
A very simple chariot, in Bengali its called Roth.



Jagannath Temple - Comilla



Jagannath Temple - Comilla



Jagannath Temple
Jagannathpur,
Comilla district,
Bangladesh
GPS coordinate (23°27'43.97"N, 91°12'39.24"E)



This article has written by Lonely Traveler,
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Sunday, 17 March 2013


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